Anfield: Timeline of Liverpool's famous home
Monday 15 October 2012
Liverpool have confirmed they intend to remain at Anfield and redevelop
the ground rather than build a new stadium on nearby Stanley Park.
Here we tale a look at some of the key moments in the 120-year-old ground's history.
1884 - Anfield is opened and rented to Everton by owner John Orrell.
1891 - Everton quit after disagreement over rent.
1892 - Liverpool FC are formed.
1893 - Liverpool beat Lincoln 4-0 in first Anfield league match.
1895 - New 3,000-seater grandstand built.
1903 - Stand at Anfield Road end constructed.
1906 - Kop built.
1928 - Kop redesigned with a roof to hold 30,000.
1963 - New stand built on Kemlyn Road.
1965 - Anfield Road stand rebuilt and given a roof.
1973 - Main stand remodelled.
1992 - Kemlyn Road stand rebuilt to become Centenary Stand.
1994 - All-seater Kop built.
1998 - Second tier added to Anfield Road end.
June 2000 - Plans announced to build 60,000-seater stadium on Stanley Park.
March 2003 - Planning application submitted for new ground.
September 2006 - Club secures 999-year lease on part of Stanley Park.
February 2007 - New American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett promise a "spade will be in the ground within 60 days" on new stadium project.
January 2012 - Liverpool, having been taken over by Fenway Sports Group in October 2010, scrap Hicks and Gillett stadium plans in favour of original designs.
October 2012 - Managing director Ian Ayre confirms club's intention to redevelop Anfield on the back of council regeneration of the area.
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